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Good text, poor reference
on 29 August 2001
The descriptions are excellent and well laid out with diagrams to show HTTP transaction sequences. Why only 3 stars, because as a reference it suffers in the same way as other O'Reilly pocket references in that it lacks an index. For 75 pages there's a measly contents page with 14 entries.
For online reference I prefer "HTTP Essentials" from Wiley as it comes with the book's text on CD - great for searching.